Kamal Jain, producer of the Kangana Ranaut led Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, was hospitalized in Mumbai on Saturday. As per a report in SpotBoye.com, Jain suffered a paralytic stroke and is in a critical condition. The report also has a doctor saying that the producer is in the ICU and was put on a ventilator.
However, the film’s publicist has denied such reports. “He was taken to the hospital for throat and lung infection. There they realized there was some neuro issue and that is causing complications, which is an earlier ailment. He only had partial face paralysis. He is out of danger and recovering now. He was in ICU but only for some time,” said the publicist while talking to Cinestaan.com.
Cinestaan.com tried contacting the hospital but did not receive a response.
An official statement released by Kangana Ranaut said that he (Kamal Jain) is not in any serious danger.
“He is doing fine. The reports are misleading. He fell sick last week and is on his way to recovery. I am in touch with him every day. Request everyone to please stop backing sensational reports,” she said in the statement.
Vijayendra Prasad, the writer of the film, also claimed that Jain hasn’t suffered a paralytic stroke. “He is in the hospital, but it’s not a stroke as reported. Kamal got food into his lung while eating. He was operated upon, and now he’s out of danger,” he said.
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is a biopic on the life of India’s freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai. The film is scheduled to release on 25 January.